Warner Bros. has rescheduled the release date for “Judas and the Black Messiah.”
The historical historical drama starring Daniel Kalua and Lecith Stanfield will debut on February 12, 2021. Before the announcement on Tuesday night, the studio delayed the movie to the beginning of 2021 but did not set an exact date. “Judas and the Black Christ” was originally scheduled for August 2020, but was postponed due to the plague.
Over the next 12 months, “Judas and the Black Christ” together with the rest of Warner Bros.’s slate, the company’s streaming service HBO Max and theaters are landing. Following the hybrid release strategy of day and date, 18 films include “Wonder Woman 1984”, “Dun” and “The Matrix 4”. These titles will be available on HBO Max for one month.
Warner Bros. Plans for “Mortal Kombat”, “Tom and Jerry” and Hugh Jackman’s science-drama “Memoirs” have recently been removed and additional changes have been made to his calendar. “Memoirs” was removed from the release schedule, the other two movies moved to a new date in 2021.
“Judas and the Black Messiah” was directed by Shaka King and based on a story written by King and Will Berson, King, Berson and brothers Kenny and Keith Lucas. The film is based on the life and assassination of Black Panther Party leader Fred Hampton. Cast out of Jesse Plemons, Dominic Fishback and Martin Shin.
The movie is produced by Rawan Googler, director of Marvel’s superhero blockbuster “Black Panther”. At a virtual panel in August, he said he “flew” when King created the project for him.
“Chairman Fred Hampton is a man whose life is work, and the story of his assassination has been relevant ever since [it] Happened and only became more relevant to the context, “Googler said.” But I also think that Shock’s point of view, and how he wanted to tell the story, is also very relevant. “